Marci Francisco

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Marci Francisco
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
January 2005
Preceded byMark Buhler
Personal details
Born (1950-04-22) April 22, 1950 (age 70)
Prairie Village, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Joe Bickford
EducationUniversity of Kansas, Lawrence (BA, BArch)

Marci Francisco (born April 22, 1950) is an American politician who currently serves as the Kansas State Senator from the 2nd district, a position she has held since 2005.[1]

Early career[edit]

She was mayor of Lawrence, Kansas, from 1981 to 1983[2] and City Commissioner from 1979 to 1983. She was a space analyst at the University of Kansas.

Political career[edit]

In 2004, she defeated Mark Buhler, the appointed Republican incumbent, with 49% of the vote, versus 43% for Buhler. Jim Mullins of the Reform party finished third, with 7%.[3] In 2008, she defeated Republican Scott Morgan, 21,069 to 12,540 votes. In 2012, her margin was 64.5% over Republican Ronald B. Ellis 35.4%. In 2016, her margin was 66.1% over Republican Meredith Richey's 33.8%.[4]

Francisco was the Democratic nominee for Kansas State Treasurer in 2018, finishing second, with 42.26% of the vote.[5]

Committee assignments[edit]

Francisco serves on these legislative committees:[1]

  • 2015 Special Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture (ranking minority member)
  • Clean Power Plan Implementation Study Committee
  • Department of Administration and Capital Improvements Subcommittee (ranking minority member)
  • Joint Committee on Information Technology
  • Joint Committee on State Building Construction
  • Natural Resources (ranking minority member)
  • Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight
  • Telecommunications Study Committee
  • Utilities (ranking minority member)
  • Ways and Means


  1. ^ a b "Marci Francisco, 2015-2016". Kansas State Legislature.
  2. ^ City of Lawrence - Past City Mayors
  3. ^ Former mayor defeats Buhler in Senate race, Lawrence Journal World, Dave Ranney, November 3, 2004. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  4. ^ 2016 General Election Official Results, Kansas Secretary of State, November 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  5. ^ 2018 General Election Official Votes Cast, Kansas Secretary of State, November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2018.

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